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Ryan says Congress shouldn't 'step in the way' on Rosenstein Ryan says Congress shouldn't 'step in the way' on Rosenstein
- September 28, 2018

The president said the Rosenstein meeting may be delayed tomorrow because he wants to watch the Senate hearing for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh . Those details in the Times report - which Rosenstein denied - prompted him to visit the White House on Monday with the expectation that he was going to be fired. (more...)
Julie Swetnick, new Brett Kavanaugh accuser, comes forward with disturbing affidavit Julie Swetnick, new Brett Kavanaugh accuser, comes forward with disturbing affidavit
- September 28, 2018

The accuser, Julie Swetnick , also says she was herself gang-raped at one of those parties, and that Kavanaugh and Judge were present at the scene of that particular crime. "In approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of these "gang" or "train" rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present". In another striking exchange, Leahy referenced Judge's 1997 memoir , Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk , while questioning Kavanaugh about his drinking habits back in high ... (more...)
Trump cites George Washington’s slaveholding past in defense of Brett Kavanaugh Trump cites George Washington’s slaveholding past in defense of Brett Kavanaugh
- September 28, 2018

He was also caught on tape in 2005 boasting of grabbing women by their genitals and kissing them without permission. "And I think people are gonna see that in the midterms". "In some instances, people keep it quiet". In fact, he said, he'd be calling Xi on Thursday to check in following the question by a New York Times reporter. (more...)
Trump brings rare laughter to United Nations summit Trump brings rare laughter to United Nations summit
- September 28, 2018

Trump smiled, and continued to tout the USA economy. "These sanctions will be effective, they are effective, and come November 4, they'll be even more effective", Pompeo said . In the years since the deal was signed, Iran's aggression only increased. After Trump, French President Emanuel Macron said that a "serious crisis of confidence " has emerged after US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. (more...)
Netherlands police 'foil major terror attack' major attack
- September 28, 2018

As part of their plan the group tried to get hold of AK47 rifles, handguns, bomb vests, grenades and bomb-making materials, and were aiming to carry out training with the weapons. 'They weren't so far that it was a danger to society, in the sense that it was almost too late. They will be brought before a judge on Friday. The arrests came weeks after a 19-year-old Afghan citizen living in Germany allegedly stabbed two American tourists at Amsterdam's main railway station in what prosecutors ... (more...)
Trump, Rosenstein Delay Meeting Until Next Week
- September 27, 2018

Trump on the phone and would meet with him in person when the president returned from NY. "They do not want to do anything to interfere with the hearing", Sanders said. Rosenstein's job is in question following reports he discussed possibly secretly recording the president and using the Constitution's 25th Amendment to remove him from office. (more...)
Body believed to be missing 6-year-old boy with autism found Body believed to be missing 6-year-old boy with autism found
- September 27, 2018

Asked by CBS whether he harmed his son in any way, Ian Ritch answered "no". Maddox's mother, Carrie Ritch, asked for prayers for her son and said she the boy is her entire world and "reason for living". An AMBER Alert has not been issued because police say the case does not fit the criteria as there is no known abduction as of Saturday night. The FBI is urging anyone with information on Maddox's whereabouts - or with any information about the Saturday he disappeared - to call the ... (more...)
Senate GOP Whip: Committee Vote on Kavanaugh 'As Early As Friday' Senate GOP Whip: Committee Vote on Kavanaugh 'As Early As Friday'
- September 27, 2018

Mitchell supervised the bureau for 12 years, according to Grassley. Her work has earned her numerous awards in her state, including in 2003 when she was recognized as the "Outstanding Arizona Sexual Assault Prosecutor of the Year" by her state's governor and attorney general. (more...)
China urges United States to stop 'unwarranted accusations' after Trump's meddling claim China urges United States to stop 'unwarranted accusations' after Trump's meddling claim
- September 27, 2018

The two sides have engaged in a fast-escalating trade war, having both implemented tariffs on more than US$250 billion worth of goods. That stand-alone supplement, which was clearly identified as a China Daily ad, warned about the risks of Trump's tariffs on Iowa farmers. (more...)
Trump defends Supreme Court pick but says he could change mind
- September 27, 2018

Despite his resounding support of Kavanaugh, President Trump said it is possible he could withdraw the nomination based on what he hears when both sides testify - setting the stage for what he calls a pivotal moment in United States history. (more...)
Korea summit likely ‘soon’, says Trump Korea summit likely ‘soon’, says Trump
- September 27, 2018

Very different from the last time I was at the United Nations. The South Korean president said he and Trump also discussed the possibility of formally ending the 1950-53 war when they met here the day before. Also, the president said a declaration of war's end could be reversed at any time if necessary while the denuclearization steps taken or will be taken by North Korea cannot. (more...)
Shinzo Abe dines with Donald Trump as crunch United Nations meeting looms Shinzo Abe dines with Donald Trump as crunch United Nations meeting looms
- September 27, 2018

He says he wants constructive trade talks with US President Donald Trump . Before dining with Abe, Trump tweeted that he would be "talking military and trade". To lay the groundwork for the summit, top trade negotiators of the two countries - Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer - will hold their second round of trade talks on Monday. (more...)
European Union announces legal entity to maintain business with Iran European Union announces legal entity to maintain business with Iran
- September 27, 2018

His comments came in wake of US President Donald Trump's UNGA speech wherein he accused Iran of sowing "chaos, death and destruction" across the Middle East. "We do not intend to allow our sanctions to be evaded by Europe or anyone else". The agreement was sealed in 2015 in a signature achievement for then U.S. (more...)
No Indian institute in top 250 in THE World University Rankings
- September 27, 2018

The Tsinghua University in China, which rose eight places to 22nd, has overtaken the National University of Singapore to become the best university in Asia. THE said the University of Hong Kong remains "the region's flagship", moving up four places to 36th. However, India continued to trail in the rankings, failing to make it to the top 200 list. (more...)
Here's Donald Trump Claiming The UN Was Laughing *With* Him, You Idiots Here's Donald Trump Claiming The UN Was Laughing *With* Him, You Idiots
- September 27, 2018

And he's touting the deal he signed with South Korea earlier this week. Trump withdrew in May from the nuclear deal, which was forged under his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2015. Trump claimed his administration was one of the most successful in US history in his remarks at the United Nations on Tuesday, which drew laughter from the gathered diplomats. (more...)
Michael Avenatti denies being fooled by 4Chan over Brett Kavanaugh allegations Michael Avenatti denies being fooled by 4Chan over Brett Kavanaugh allegations
- September 27, 2018

Swetnick, 55, said these efforts by Kavanaugh and his buddy Mark Judge were done so the girls "could then be "gang raped" in a side room or bedroom by a "train" of numerous boys". During the gatherings, Swetnick says she witnessed Kavanaugh "drink excessively and engage in highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking "No" for an answer". (more...)
Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through
- September 27, 2018

Judge Kavanaugh, who President Trump wants to appoint to the Supreme Court , is facing multiple historic accusations of sexual abuse. Regarding the new allegation, Grassley said , "we have had accusation after accusation after accusation". (more...)
Russian opposition leader Navalny detained upon jail release-associates Russian opposition leader Navalny detained upon jail release-associates
- September 27, 2018

He said at the time that his jail sentence was designed by the authorities to prevent him from leading nationwide protests against the pension reform on September 9, where more than 800 people were detained. About 3,000 people demonstrated in Moscow on Saturday against the reform in a protest organised by the Communist Party that was approved by authorities. (more...)
Dros confirms 'incident' following rape of seven-year-old at restaurant Dros confirms 'incident' following rape of seven-year-old at restaurant
- September 27, 2018

The incident was brought to light after a customer wrote on Facebook that the girl was raped after a man had been watching her in the children's play area. Louw said the man would remain in police custody until then. The child was also undressed and bleeding from the groin area. Dros' head office said it had been in close communication with the owners, management and staff of the Dros outlet where the incident took place. (more...)
Adultery is not a crime, India's supreme court rules Adultery is not a crime, India's supreme court rules
- September 27, 2018

In today's landmark judgement, Justice Nariman pointed out that the adultery law was against the right to equality and life, and reportedly added that women can't be treated "as cattle", while Chandrachud spoke up against patriarchy and gender inequality to strike it down. (more...)
Judiciary Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Hearing Be Postponed Over Allegations Judiciary Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Hearing Be Postponed Over Allegations
- September 27, 2018

He has denied all the allegations . Cory Gardner of Colorado. But Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted: "I have a hard time believing any person would continue to go to - according to the affidavit - ten parties over a two-year period where women were routinely gang raped and not report it". (more...)
'Love Corbyn, hate Brexit': British Labour party faces Brexit split 'Love Corbyn, hate Brexit': British Labour party faces Brexit split
- September 27, 2018

She added that "post-Brexit Britain will be an unequivocally pro-business Britain". Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from the Labour party conference in Liverpool. But EU officials say that amounts to unacceptable "cherry-picking" of elements of membership in the bloc without accepting all the costs and responsibilities. (more...)
Kavanaugh confirmation: abuse allegations spark rise in calls to sexual assault hotline
- September 27, 2018

Meanwhile, the Republican staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee has requested an immediate interview with Swetnick over the latest allegations. Julie Swetnick said she saw Mr Kavanaugh engage in sexually abusive behavior as a teenager and claimed she had been gang-raped at a party he attended in the early 1980s. (more...)
Woman Claims Brett Kavanaugh Was Present While She Was ‘Gang Raped’
- September 27, 2018

Julie Swetnick claims in a sworn affidavit that she witnessed Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge spike drinks in an effort to cause girls to "lose inhibitions", and would then take turns having sex with them. But the timing of the accusations, released by Avenatti just before a Senate Judiciary Committee vote which has been scheduled by Republicans for Friday, has raised some eyebrows. (more...)
China is interfering in our elections
- September 27, 2018

On Monday, the USA deepened its trade conflict with China when tariffs on another $260 billion in Chinese goods came into effect. "And we are winning on trade". It's not clear if the president has any evidence of a covert operation by China. The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi immediately rejected Trump's accusation, saying "We do not and will not interfere". (more...)
UM continues to rise in the World University Rankings UM continues to rise in the World University Rankings
- September 27, 2018

No Indian institution figures in the top 250 of the Times Higher Education's (THE) world university rankings 2019 , though the Indian Institute of Science , Bengaluru, has retained its position as the highest-ranked centre in the country , while the Indian Institute of Technology-Indore has risen to the highest position behind it. (more...)
Donald Trump defends 'America 'first' in U.N. General Assembly speech Donald Trump defends 'America 'first' in U.N. General Assembly speech
- September 27, 2018

Kyle Ferrier, an analyst for the Washington-based Korea Economic Institute of America, told Xinhua that " Trump's speech attempted to reframe his "America First" foreign policy into something that would be more universally understandable: patriotism". (more...)
Trump performs his best material, but fails on Kavanaugh
- September 27, 2018

According to all four, she either named Mr Kavanaugh as the assailant or described the attacker as a "federal judge". "In our 16 years of marriage I have always known Christine to be truthful person of great integrity". Avenatti's client, Julie Swetnick , claims she observed the future Supreme Court nominee at student parties where women were verbally abused, inappropriately touched, made "disoriented" with alcohol or drugs and "gang raped". (more...)
Acosta Scolds Trump to Call on Female Reporters at Press Conference Acosta Scolds Trump to Call on Female Reporters at Press Conference
- September 27, 2018

They want money". And, whether it was a man or a woman, 30 years ago, 36 years ago-in fact, they don't even know how many years ago, because nobody knows what the time is. The president protested that "As far as women [go], allegations can go the other way also". He mounted a defence of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who now faced accusations of sexual misconduct from three women. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh to deny sex assault allegations in Senate testimony Brett Kavanaugh to deny sex assault allegations in Senate testimony
- September 27, 2018

Kavanaugh, who will also testify on Thursday, has emphatically denied the allegations by Ford and a second woman who said he engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior with her at Yale. Mr Trump tweeted shortly after the claims and dismissed Mr Avenatti as "a third-rate lawyer who is good at making false accusations" and accused him of looking for attention. (more...)

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